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Forum: Child & Teen Health   04-23-2017, 07:48 PM
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Views: 160
Posted By moominmamma
Nope, I wouldn't do that. Hydrogen peroxide...

Nope, I wouldn't do that. Hydrogen peroxide damages tissue. Diluted it's okay on unbroken skin but it will actually impede healing if the skin is broken.

Miranda
Forum: Child & Teen Health   04-23-2017, 07:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 160
Posted By moominmamma
Hey it's a really blood-rich area, and unless the...

Hey it's a really blood-rich area, and unless the edges of the cut are really deep and gaping it will heal just fine. (Women often have big tears in this area during childbirth and it's amazing how...
Forum: Unschooling   04-22-2017, 01:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,234
Posted By moominmamma
Absolutely! And this is part of the finesse of...

Absolutely! And this is part of the finesse of unschooling, isn't it? It's also a rebuttal to one of the common objections to unschooling: "So your kids just get to do what they want all the time?...
Forum: Unschooling   04-22-2017, 11:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,234
Posted By moominmamma
Aw, that's tough. It's a hard age, and it's the...

Aw, that's tough. It's a hard age, and it's the end of a long winter, and your kids have developed habitual activities while you're aching to welcome spring... I remember those days. I guess what I...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   04-18-2017, 04:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 617
Posted By moominmamma
4/1: FS=63, indoor bike 01:19 4/2: FS=63,...

4/1: FS=63, indoor bike 01:19
4/2: FS=63, indoor bike 01:00
4/3: FS=65, run 00:41 (in shorts!), indoor bike 00:48
4/4: FS=67, indoor bike 00:41
4/5: FS=66, indoor bike 00:56
4/6: FS=68, indoor...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-17-2017, 10:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 768
Posted By moominmamma
So it's been 2 years since you last reached out...

So it's been 2 years since you last reached out to the health-care system for help? It's time to try again.

It sounds like you have had a couple of episodes where there have been interventions...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-16-2017, 10:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 768
Posted By moominmamma
At 14. Miranda

At 14.

Miranda
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-16-2017, 11:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 768
Posted By moominmamma
Not in Canada, I don't think, I've never heard of...

Not in Canada, I don't think, I've never heard of it here. Few if any districts have truancy officers, and if they do they're about problem-solving and alternative schooling options, not punishment....
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-15-2017, 08:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 768
Posted By moominmamma
I would call them back and pursue it. "Some vague...

I would call them back and pursue it. "Some vague thing" could very well be the next step in getting help. No, it might not be the full answer, but you are only going to get where you need to by...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-14-2017, 03:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 768
Posted By moominmamma
Thinking back over all you've posted over the...

Thinking back over all you've posted over the past year or two, it seems to me that what you're dealing with is really beyond the realm of what most parents have had to cope with. I feel for you; it...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   04-13-2017, 08:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 617
Posted By moominmamma
4/1: FS=63, indoor bike 01:19 4/2: FS=63,...

4/1: FS=63, indoor bike 01:19
4/2: FS=63, indoor bike 01:00
4/3: FS=65, run 00:41 (in shorts!), indoor bike 00:48
4/4: FS=67, indoor bike 00:41
4/5: FS=66, indoor bike 00:56
4/6: FS=68, indoor...
Forum: Unschooling   04-12-2017, 10:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,234
Posted By moominmamma
Had a great afternoon with Robin ... we compared...

Had a great afternoon with Robin ... we compared notes endlessly about our freakishly similar weird kids, and I think you would have fit *right* in :D . Unfortunately I didn't see your post until...
Forum: Unschooling   04-12-2017, 09:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,234
Posted By moominmamma
Normally April is one of my favourite months, but...

Normally April is one of my favourite months, but so far this year it is more like March so I'm still waiting to start feeling the love. We did have a break in the cold damp weather today finally;...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   04-08-2017, 05:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 617
Posted By moominmamma
4/1: FS=63, indoor bike 01:19 4/2: FS=63,...

4/1: FS=63, indoor bike 01:19
4/2: FS=63, indoor bike 01:00
4/3: FS=65, run 00:41 (in shorts!), indoor bike 00:48
4/4: FS=67, indoor bike 00:41
4/5: FS=66, indoor bike 00:56
4/6: FS=68, indoor...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-06-2017, 08:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 268
Posted By moominmamma
That's disappointing. I'm sure it is a program...

That's disappointing. I'm sure it is a program that works very well for a subset of gifted kids, but if yours isn't part of that particular subset it's going to be a disaster. In some ways I think my...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   04-03-2017, 07:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 617
Posted By moominmamma
4/1: FS=63, indoor bike 01:19 4/2: FS=63,...

4/1: FS=63, indoor bike 01:19
4/2: FS=63, indoor bike 01:00
4/3: FS=65, run 00:41 (in shorts!), indoor bike 00:48

Miranda
Forum: Unschooling   04-02-2017, 11:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,234
Posted By moominmamma
I found it ... it was one of a 12-part series...

I found it ... it was one of a 12-part series targeted at parents exploring homeschooling in our area. I put it up on SoundCloud maybe four years ago because Erin wanted to share it with the National...
Forum: Unschooling   04-02-2017, 10:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,234
Posted By moominmamma
Haha! Massively! You probably didn't know me...

Haha! Massively!

You probably didn't know me then, but my three older kids definitely had their own alternate reality for many years. They had a place called Euwy World, and it had its own...
Forum: Unschooling   04-02-2017, 10:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,234
Posted By moominmamma
Cool! Especially that he's paying for it! ...

Cool! Especially that he's paying for it!

Fiona doesn't pay her own. Partly because her cellphone is instead of a land line at our house. And partly I guess because we are pretty frugal about...
Forum: Unschooling   04-02-2017, 09:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,234
Posted By moominmamma
Yes, that's what I was thinking, which is why I...

Yes, that's what I was thinking, which is why I wondered about the rest of you. I used to talk about trust being at the root of my unschooling philosophy, and I do think it's crucial, but I think...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   04-01-2017, 08:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 617
Posted By moominmamma
I think a reasonable April goal for me would be...

I think a reasonable April goal for me would be to increase my fitness score on Strava from 63 to 70. Strava is a web/app service that tracks workouts, especially running and cycling workouts from...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   04-01-2017, 08:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,084
Posted By moominmamma
Final tally 3/1: 1:10 (26k) indoor cycling ...

Final tally

3/1: 1:10 (26k) indoor cycling
3/2: 1:06 (32k) indoor cycling
3/3: 1:06 (36k) indoor cycling
3/4: 1:01 (10k) run
3/5: 0:24 (3.8k) run
3/6: 0:51 (7.2k) skate-skiing; 2:00 (50.2k)...
Forum: Unschooling   04-01-2017, 11:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,234
Posted By moominmamma
April Unschooling Thread

Anything goes!

A question: To what extent do you think empathy is (or is not) the basis of your unschooling approach? I'm thinking of your own empathy here, you as the unschooling parent....
...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-01-2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 11,308
Posted By moominmamma
Too bad it's not simple. Have you had an...

Too bad it's not simple. Have you had an appliance repair person check it out? I'd guess the oven ignitor will need replacing. They could probably give you an estimate over the phone as to the...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-31-2017, 03:04 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 11,308
Posted By moominmamma
I'm in Canada as well and I have several times...

I'm in Canada as well and I have several times sourced fairly new, clean, self-cleaning electric ranges for $200 used (from kijiji or craigslist). There's usually a guy with a truck who can be found...
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